Travel Awards

DDW Basic Science Travel Awards

DDW will award up to 20 Basic Science Travel Awards for the 2017 meeting. Selected authors of basic science abstracts will receive a $1,000 travel grant along with recognition at a reception during DDW.

Candidates for the award must be listed as the first or presenting author of a basic science abstract accepted for presentation at DDW 2017. Additionally, candidates must be currently enrolled or within three years of completing their training programs. Residents and fellows are eligible to be considered for the award and are encouraged to apply. Candidates are NOT required to be a member of any of the four sponsoring societies.

Interested authors must submit an application online by 9 p.m. ET on Feb. 23, 2017. No faxed or mailed applications will be accepted.

Submit an Application


The following materials are required as part of the application:

  • Accepted DDW 2017 abstract that lists the applicant as the first or presenting author. (Authors applying for this award must have submitted an abstract by the Dec. 2, 2016, general deadline. Authors of late-breaking abstract submissions are are not eligible for this award.)
  • Current CV/resume.
  • Letter of intent describing the applicant’s role in the research presented in the abstract, his or her interest in attending and presenting at DDW, and his or her plans for future research.
  • Letter of support from a faculty sponsor summarizing the candidate’s attributes and the impact DDW attendance will have upon the candidate's research and career.

Candidates may submit only one application for the award. Award notifications will be sent via email in late March 2017. Contact with questions.